Weren't you able to request a particular code when you ordered? Although there might be some hidden programming method, but if there was, it was never released as far as I know. Contacting Virtue would probably be your best bet in this case.
If you want to set off and go develop some grand new thing, you don't need millions of dollars of capitalization. You need enough pizza and Diet Coke to stick in your refrigerator, a cheap PC to work on, and the dedication to go through with it. We slept on floors. We waded across rivers. -John Carmack